2 popular Isle of Wight bands have been selected to support Bruce Foxton’s From The Jam on Good Friday and Big Country on Easter Saturday as Medina Leisure Centre prepares to play host to the newly launched ‘Jack Up The Weekend’ concert nights.
As an exciting new spin off event from the organisers of the hugely successful Jack Up The Summer festival, which takes later in the year, 80s rock enthusiasts are invited along to the big sports hall at Medina for this indoor celebration of live music.
Supporting the electrifying From The Jam on Friday 19th April will be the Island’s very own Three Minute Heroes. Three Minute Heroes have a strong following from the Isle of Wight scooter scene and with an energetic live set they are guaranteed to get the crowd going.
One Saturday 20th April, the Island’s only dedicated 80s band Kevin 17 will be supporting the fabulous Big Country. The band are busy preparing their own unique renditions of hit songs
from The Cult, The Cure, Blondie, Eurythmics, The Skids and more – all heralding back to Big Country origins.
Speaking on behalf of the band, Mark Hermit said:
“Kevin 17 are so proud to be supporting Big Country, a band who we’ve seen many times before and are an amazing live act. We’re also really pleased to be in a band with Russ our bass player. He’s so talented, not only is he playing with Kevin 17, but also with Three Minute Heroes supporting From the Jam the previous night!”
With tickets strictly limited in number this a rare and unique opportunity to enjoy an up close and personal evening of unbeatable musical entertainment in an intimate indoor setting. Family-run brewery Island Ales will be putting in a real ale bar and there will be a wide selection of vinyl records and artist memorabilia available to browse and purchase.
Tickets are available from www.jackuptheweekend.co.uk and over the counter at all 3 1Leisure sites – Medina (Newport), Westridge (Ryde) and The Heights (Sandown).